1 Mar 2012
Jeep's go-anywhere baby SUV received an update in March 2012, bringing with it a new V6 engine and automatic gearbox.
The new 3.6-litre, all-alloy Pentastar engine produced 209kW of power at 6350rpm and 347Nm of torque at 4300rpm – with 90 per cent available from just 1800rpm –63kW and 32Nm more than the 3.8-litre unit it replaced.
It also yielded a slight reduction in combined fuel consumption, to 11.2 litres per 100 kilometres for the two-door Wrangler Sport – 0.3L/100km better than before – while CO2 output is 259 grams per kilometre.
Four-cylinder diesel models continued as before, producing 147kW of power and a substantial 460Nm of torque (410Nm for the automatic) while consuming from 7.1L/100km (two-door manual) to 8.8L/100km (four-door automatic).
Apart from the addition of standard automatic climate-control air-conditioning, specification levels remained as before, with new options for the heavy-duty Rubicon model including heated and height-adjustable leather seats with map pockets, and body-coloured paint for the wheelarch flares and hardtop roof.
12th of April 2013
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